The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 70 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 51 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.59% 1.46% 1.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.25% 4.39% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 27
Median daily rate £340 £289 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% -23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £170 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £429 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +17.18%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
703 956 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.67% 33.34% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 492 402
Median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 18
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £12.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.10 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +5 26 £340 +18.26%
Edinburgh +25 9 £450 +37.40% 16
Glasgow +4 9 £330 +94.11% 5
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 £325 -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 104 (97.20%) Degree
2 45 (42.06%) Windows
3 44 (41.12%) Security Cleared
4 40 (37.38%) Active Directory
5 37 (34.58%) Microsoft
6 36 (33.64%) SC Cleared
7 34 (31.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (30.84%) HP
9 29 (27.10%) ITIL
10 28 (26.17%) Linux
10 28 (26.17%) Java
11 26 (24.30%) PowerShell
12 25 (23.36%) Windows Server
13 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (21.50%) OpenStack
13 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (19.63%) MCSE
15 20 (18.69%) MS Excel
15 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (17.76%) SQL
17 18 (16.82%) Software Distribution
18 17 (15.89%) Project Management
19 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (14.95%) Management Information System
19 16 (14.95%) Migration
19 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
19 16 (14.95%) MS Exchange
19 16 (14.95%) Office 365
19 16 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2010
19 16 (14.95%) Skype for Business

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (21.50%) OpenStack
2 16 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 16 (14.95%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.95%) Skype for Business
3 15 (14.02%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (8.41%) IIS
5 8 (7.48%) JBoss
6 6 (5.61%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (4.67%) Apache
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.74%) CMS
9 3 (2.80%) Jadu
10 2 (1.87%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (18.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) Skype
2 8 (7.48%) Internet
3 7 (6.54%) HTTP
3 7 (6.54%) SAN
4 6 (5.61%) DHCP
4 6 (5.61%) DNS
4 6 (5.61%) HTTPS
4 6 (5.61%) Intranet
4 6 (5.61%) IPsec
4 6 (5.61%) NAS
5 3 (2.80%) Wireless
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.87%) TACACS
6 2 (1.87%) VPN
6 2 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.93%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.93%) LAN
7 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.67%) MarkLogic
3 5 (4.67%) MySQL
3 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.74%) DB2
4 4 (3.74%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.87%) Big Data
5 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.87%) HBase
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) JUnit
2 2 (1.87%) Xcode
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) French Language
2 5 (4.67%) German Language
3 4 (3.74%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.30%) Developer
2 9 (8.41%) Java Developer
2 9 (8.41%) Messaging Specialist
3 7 (6.54%) Lync Specialist
3 7 (6.54%) Office 365 Specialist
4 6 (5.61%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (5.61%) Mobility Specialist
5 5 (4.67%) Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Consultant
6 4 (3.74%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Data Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Management Specialist
6 4 (3.74%) Mobility Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Scala Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (2.80%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (2.80%) Web Developer
8 2 (1.87%) Administrator
8 2 (1.87%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) .NET
2 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
2 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET
2 9 (8.41%) Spring
3 8 (7.48%) J2EE
3 8 (7.48%) JSP
4 7 (6.54%) XML
5 6 (5.61%) CSS
5 6 (5.61%) HTML
5 6 (5.61%) RESTful
6 5 (4.67%) Apache Commons
6 5 (4.67%) Drools
6 5 (4.67%) Ext JS
6 5 (4.67%) Hibernate
6 5 (4.67%) jBPM
6 5 (4.67%) Servlets
6 5 (4.67%) Web Services
7 4 (3.74%) J2SE
7 4 (3.74%) WSDL
7 4 (3.74%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Management Information System
2 14 (13.08%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (12.15%) Mobile App
4 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (9.35%) Clustering
6 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
6 6 (5.61%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.67%) Mathematics
8 4 (3.74%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (3.74%) User Experience
9 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.87%) CESG
9 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.87%) iPad
9 2 (1.87%) iPhone
10 1 (0.93%) Physics
10 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.06%) Windows
2 28 (26.17%) Linux
3 25 (23.36%) Windows Server
4 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (14.02%) Apple iOS
7 13 (12.15%) Android
8 9 (8.41%) Solaris
9 8 (7.48%) Unix
10 7 (6.54%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.80%) AIX
11 3 (2.80%) HPUX
12 2 (1.87%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.10%) ITIL
2 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.82%) Software Distribution
4 17 (15.89%) Project Management
5 16 (14.95%) Load Balancing
5 16 (14.95%) Migration
6 13 (12.15%) OO
7 12 (11.21%) Application Packaging
8 10 (9.35%) OOD
8 10 (9.35%) Server Building
9 9 (8.41%) ITIL V3
9 9 (8.41%) Scrum
9 9 (8.41%) Six Sigma
9 9 (8.41%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (6.54%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.54%) Process Improvement
11 7 (6.54%) Service Delivery
11 7 (6.54%) Workflow
12 6 (5.61%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.17%) Java
2 26 (24.30%) PowerShell
3 19 (17.76%) SQL
4 10 (9.35%) Python
5 8 (7.48%) Perl
6 6 (5.61%) PHP
7 5 (4.67%) C#
7 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.74%) Scala
9 3 (2.80%) C++
9 3 (2.80%) VBA
10 2 (1.87%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.87%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.93%) Lua
11 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (97.20%) Degree
2 44 (41.12%) Security Cleared
3 36 (33.64%) SC Cleared
4 34 (31.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (19.63%) MCSE
6 6 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.80%) CCNP
7 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.87%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) CCIE
9 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.93%) ISEB
9 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.93%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.80%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 40 (37.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (11.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (8.41%) AirWatch
3 6 (5.61%) Netcool
3 6 (5.61%) OVPA
3 6 (5.61%) SCCM
3 6 (5.61%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.87%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 33 (30.84%) HP
3 13 (12.15%) Oracle
4 11 (10.28%) Citrix
5 6 (5.61%) IronPort
5 6 (5.61%) Veritas
6 5 (4.67%) AppSense
6 5 (4.67%) VMware
7 4 (3.74%) Apple
7 4 (3.74%) Sybase
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco
9 2 (1.87%) Samsung
9 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.93%) Aruba
10 1 (0.93%) F5
10 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.93%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.93%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.93%) Xamarin